Facebook asking for nude photos to protect users

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And Facebook is now testing a new, very unusual way to combat it: by asking users to send their nudes to... He questions how Facebook will protect that uploaded image from hackers.

Facebook would then use technology to "hash" the photo - basically creating a digital fingerprint of the image.

The program in Australia is in conjunction with the government's e-Safety Commission, an office dedicated to promoting digital safety, especially for children.

People concerned their nude pictures may be uploaded by an ex are being asked to send the images to Facebook so they can be blocked if they are posted in the future.

We can all agree that the recent spike in revenge porn is something that needs to be tackled in the tech-world, which is exactly why Facebook have come through with a solution to the problem.

She explained: "Revenge porn is becoming such a huge epidemic among young people, it's absolutely terrible and if there's any way to tackle it then we should take that seriously".

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Julie Inman Grant, Australia's e-Safety commissioner, said the company will not store the images permanently as after they are processed into a hash, the code is all that will remain.

Facebook is testing an unusual way to put an end to revenge porn - they need your intimate images to do it.

Facebook's Head of Global Safety, Antigone Davis, said the pilot is an industry first, and builds on the non-consensual intimate images tool announced by Facebook in April that uses cutting-edge technology to prevent the re-sharing of images on its platforms.

According to FOX News, after piloting in Australia, Facebook plans to test the program in the United States, Britain and Canada.

It will then be up to the sender to delete the image.

This imprint will then flag up through messenger and automatically stop it being shared on Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Instagram.

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